Be sure to check out the Nature Center for geological and human history exhibits and nature programs. GPS units are available for check out from as well as snowshoes in the winter to get off trail and enjoy the beauty of the area.
Adjoining the Park to the south is the former 7,275 acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant, constructed in 1942. Now, after clean-up of the lands, a portion is being transferred to the WDNR. So far 2,170 acres have been transferred, and they have begun the process of master planning for the new Sauk Prairie Recreation Area.
Southern Savannah Biome
This region, the bottom middle of the state, is characterized by remnants of the once predominant oak savanna biome. A savannah will have a low plant density, allowing for grassland development under the open canopy of forest dominated by oak. These landscapes are often described as “park like” due to their open appearance and with development, are disappearing from their original boundaries. Red-Headed Woodpeckers and Wild Turkey are birds that depend on this kind of biome, and of course Whitetail Deer are seen throughout the area, as are raccoons, squirrels and small rodents.
WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION
The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) is a group of geocachers dedicated to promoting and protecting geocaching within the state of Wisconsin. The WGA organizes geocaching events, works with land owners/managers on geocaching policies, educates the public at large about geocaching, and facilitates communication between WGA members. To learn more about the WGA visit: www.wi-geocaching.com
2013 kicks off the beginning of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association State Parks series. It is our goal to place a geocache in every state park in the state of Wisconsin so watch out for more in this series that encourages geocachers to explore the natural resources in this beautiful state of ours.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to Devil's Lake Park Superintendent Steve Schmelzer. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form.
The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://dnr.wi.gov/files/PDF/forms/2500/2500-118.pd